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Green Building Community Affirms Commitment in Reaction to Paris Accord Withdrawal

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On Thursday, June 1, President Donald Trump announced that America would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) between 196 countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Many state and local administrations, organizations, leaders, and other individuals have expressed their utter disagreement with this decision. Within the green building industry, organizations such as USGBC and AIA have relayed strong statements that affirm continued support for green building and the goal of creating a more sustainable future even without participation at the federal level. Although the decision by President Trump was disappointing to say the least, the reaction by many organizations, individuals, and states throughout the United States to continue supporting what the Paris Accord stood for suggests some hope for our country and planet

To see the USGBC and AIA statements and to read more about state and local efforts: